Ladoucette Comte Lafond Sancerre Blanc
Wine & Spirits
“This is a broad, round Sancerre, buzzing with springtime aromas and tense in the chalkiness that girds its richness. Scents of orange rind and grapefruit take it in a citrus direction, to serve with grilled langoustines.”
Baron Patrick de Ladoucette produces this wine. The growing area is the Sancerre Controlled Appellation area, which includes the villages of Bué, Chaudoux, Chavignol and Verdigny. Vines are aged from 25 to 35 years. The soil is a combination of clay, limestone and silica.
The grapes are transported in wagons which have bases that open to allow the grapes to empty uniquely by gravity.
The winery is made up of three levels. The first level is where the grapes are received and sorted without crushing keeping the grapes from the different parcels separate. The juice then flows simply by gravity to the second level where the pressing with the division of the juice "à la champenoise" takes place. The third level is where the wine clarified using a cooling system to regulate the temperature of the juice with maceration “pulpaire”.
In stainless vats thermostatically regulated to 64°F for six to eight weeks. On lees for three to six months with regulation agitation. The wine is never placed in wooden barrels in order to preserve the natural aromas of the grapes.
A beautiful aromatic intensity developing delicate floral notes (small white flowers, blackcurrants) followed by powerful mineral aromas (pebbles and gun powder). An elegant bouquet, complex and typical of the richness of this great terroir. In the mouth, the attack is round and supple with a slight lovely tangy touch. Intense aromatic notes on a fleshy mineral structure reinforce the complexity. The finish is long and harmonious, full of fruity notes (both exotic and citrus).
This wine pairs beautifully with shellfish, seafood and goat cheeses.
Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Soil Composition: A combination of clay, limestone and silica
Average Vine Age: Vines are aged from 25 to 35 years
Aging Potential: 25 to 35